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02-25-2009, 02:34 AM   #1
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General purpose zoom lens

Hi everyone, nice to meet you.

I just ordered my new K20D and I'm thinking about my combo.
For my photography generally I use focal range from 35/40mm to 75/90mm, only sometimes more. I've a Tamron SP 90/2.5 macro that I used with satisfaction on the Contax and I wish to use on Pentax for macro photography and as long-tele lens.

I think there's two zoom to be used as normal lens: FA 28-70/4 and DA 16-45/4.

Both of them have that 3D feeling I love and great color rendition (I'm not interested to have a razor lens, really, I'm more interested in tridimensionality and plasticity look); the 28-70 have the right focal lenght for me, the 16-45 seems to have more IQ I'm looking for (3D and color rend).

Please, what do you think?

Has anyone used Ruevenon 28-70 lenses?

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I replaced my FA28-70/4 with Tamron 28-75/2.8 and have no regrets. FA28-70/4 performs better on film than on digital bodies. Other alternatives are Sigma 24-60/2.8 and 24-70/2.8.

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Tamron 28-75 would be my choice as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kjao Quote
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I replaced my FA28-70/4 with Tamron 28-75/2.8 and have no regrets. FA28-70/4 performs better on film than on digital bodies. Other alternatives are Sigma 24-60/2.8 and 24-70/2.8.

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Hi and thanks, Kenny.
I've heard much good about Tamron, anything about Sigmas.
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Both the DA 16-45 and Tamron 28-75 are excellent choices.
If speed isn't the biggest concern for you, and you'd like something wider than 28mm, then the DA 16-45's the way to go - but it is a little short, 45mm doesn't reach much...
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Or you could just go with the DA 17-70 or Sigma 17-70...
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Thank you, my friends, for your replies...

I am doubtful about Tamrons and Sigmas because I think they aren't 3D feeling like I wish: sharp and bright, yes, but the signature I prefer is that of Pentax.

Maybe could be a good choise the new 17-70, same brightness of 16-45, increased focal lenght...
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